Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

(Hibiscus)

FAMILY

Malvaceae

Species

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Common name

Hibiscus

Flower colour; life form

Red, pink; shrub

Campus

Townsville

Description

These shrubs have alternate leaves that are often rough to touch. The flowers have 5 free petals and the lower portion of the stamens are fused to form a tube around the style. The style branches into 5 towards the apex and each branch is crowned by a stigma. The fruit is a capsule which splits into 5.